Wednesday, June 25, 2014



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Jordanian Armed Forces (JAF): Royal Jordanian Land Force (RJLF), Royal Jordanian Navy, Royal Jordanian
 Air Force (Al-Quwwat al-Jawwiya al-Malakiya al-Urduniya, RJAF), Special Operations Command (Socom);
 Public Security Directorate (normally falls under Ministry of Interior, but comes under JAF in wartime or crisis)
17 years of age for voluntary male military service; initial service term 2 years, with option to reenlist for
 18 years; conscription at age 18 suspended in 1999; women not subject to conscription, but can volunteer
 to serve in noncombat military positions in the Royal Jordanian Arab Army Women's Corps and RJAF (2013)
males age 16-49: 1,674,260
females age 16-49: 1,611,315 (2010 est.)
males age 16-49: 1,439,192
females age 16-49: 1,384,500 (2010 est.)
male: 73,574
female: 69,420 (2010 est.)
4.65% of GDP (2012)
country comparison to the world: 6
4.64% of GDP (2011)
4.65% of GDP (2010)                         Source CIA World Fact Book

"Tribal Jordanians form the backbone of the Jordanian military, an 88,000-member all voluntary force
 (conscription ended in 1994). Jordan has a Public Security Force of 25,000, a Civil Defense Brigade
 and a feared intelligence service. The military focuses on internal threats such as terrorism, unrest
 from fundamentalist Muslims or the restless Palestinian majority, which opposes the Hashemite 
regime’s close alliance with the United States. Since 2000, Jordan has received $1.9 billion in U.S.
 military aid, which Jordan used to buy 70 to 80 F-16 fighters and Black Hawk helicopters, among
 other U.S. military hardware."  Source

Tuesday, June 17, 2014


THE LIBRARY ELVES: You are in AAB 2 to reach main blog click here

 Cute Baby Elf Photo by Petr Kratochvil only known photo of a library elf

We have no idea how many of these are about the premises here in cyber space, or their names. None of us have actually seen one but we see the results of their work all the time. Even as I write this they are at work building our on line mall. These are the couriers who move  messages back and forth, stack and sort our information, proof read, correct grammar and spell check, store and retrieve useful images, receive and sort the mail, the list is endless. They live inside our computers and must be really tiny....and fast. But I swear they are real, look Petr got a clear picture of one through a electron microscope! When you are 66 and new to cyber space they are about as close to a logical explanation of how cyber space reality works as I'll ever come up with. So that's why we often attribute our progress to the amazing "library elves", they are crew too believe it or not. To quote a line from the movie "STRIPES"...."and that's the fact Jack!". Look at the intelligence behind those beady little eyes caught on camera just before dashing off at light speed to accomplish our bidding,
We usually can't see 'em but we want them to know we appreciate all they do.

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